1. Take out Home Emergency cover
This is the obvious one. With Home Emergency cover, you’ll be covered against everyday home emergencies such as burst pipes, pest infestations, electricity and water failures. It’s great value for money, with cover starting from as little as £3 a month, and offers peace of mind.
2. Leave a spare key with a trusted neighbour
If you’re someone who has a tendency to lose things - something we’re all guilty of this from time to time, particularly when it comes to keys (they’re the most commonly lost item in the UK) - then leave a spare key with a friendly neighbour.
3. Don’t invite pests in
With Home Emergency cover from The Money Bee, you’ll be protected in the event of a pest infestation - however, avoiding an influx of unwelcome visitors can be done quite easily. Little things like promptly clearing away food and emptying bins when they’re full (no more stacking rubbish high and playing Bin Jenga!) can deter creepy crawlies and furry critters from turning your home into their home.
4. Have an emergency kit ready
If you live in an area prone to flooding, then we strongly recommend this one. Put together a pack with things like bottled water, torches, spare batteries etc. so that you’re ready in the event of an emergency. We’re not recommending you become a doomsday prepper just yet, but your nuclear bunker could be covered under a Home Insurance policy.
5. Think about covering your Boiler
20% of homeowners had their boiler breakdown in 2017 according to Uswitch. The cost for setting things right? Which.co.uk reported that the average cost for this was £270, but was as high as £450 in some instances... ouch! With Boiler Breakdown cover, you can avoid these hefty fees and be safe in the knowledge that you’ll be staying warm when the cold weather rolls in.